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HARRIET TUBMAN, INSPIRING AMERICAN HERO

Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1822 – March 10, 1913) is an icon of courage, a true American hero. Born Araminta “Minty” Ross, she was enslaved at birth in Maryland. In 1849 […]
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

Posted about 2 years ago by kathryn Coker
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […]
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National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
Introduction National American Indian Heritage Month has particular significance to Virginia, home to eleven state recognized American Indian tribes. “State recognition is the formal declaration of recognition to an American […]
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CELEBRATE INDIGENEOUS PEOPLES DAY WITH DR. GREGORY SMITHERS

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
“Of all the Cherokee origin narratives, the most famous is that which tells the tale of a time when everything was covered by water.” Gregory Smithers “Stories matter. Stories tell […]
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September 11, 2001: How Will You Remember?

Posted about 3 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
This year, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Richmond Public Library is proud to host an educational exhibit made available by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This exhibition […]
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Wobblies and Walter’s The Cold Millions

Posted about 3 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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COMMEMORATING THE 19TH AMENDMENT

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
Please join the Law Library during the month of August as we commemorate the ratification and adoption to the US Constitution in 1920 of the 19th Amendment whereby women won […]
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The Declaration of Independence: The Ideals

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
What Does July 4th Mean? Some might say it is a holiday, a time for fireworks and grilling. Other people might reply “it’s when the Declaration of Independence was signed.” […]
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Commemorate Freedom: Juneteenth 2021

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
Virginia State Holiday As of October 2020, Juneteenth is a permanent statewide holiday in Virginia. Virginians, like others across America will celebrate in various ways ranging from parades, dancing, visiting historical sites, […]
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VIRGINIA PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN WORLD WAR II: “ENEMIES WITHIN & WITHOUT”

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
Prisoners of War Arrive During World War II, the U.S. was “home” to over 425,000 prisoners of war (POWs). They were Japanese, German and Italians from the Axis countries  captured […]
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